POSTED: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 3:16pm
EDINBURG, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Fans of the RGV Vipers basketball team can anticipate cheering on their team in a brand new arena soon.
The City of Edinburg announced plans for the construction of a new events arena to be built on the east side of I-69C on Alberta Road.
The 115,000+ sq. ft. arena will be the new home of the RGV Vipers, the NBA D-League Houston affiliate. Mayor Richard Garcia says this project should bring significant economic benefits to the community.
"We had an impact study done by [UTPA], and it showed and told us that the immediate is gonna be $96 million. It should bring $45 million annually to our city as an economic impact."
This new arena is expected to create approximately 150 new jobs. The arena has not been given a name yet.